Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945

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"A penetrating and compassionate book on the most gigantic military struggle in world history."--The New York Times Book Review

"An extraordinary tale... Overy's engrossing book provides extensive details of teh slaughter, brutality, bitterness and destruction on the massive front from the White Sea to the flank of Asia."--Chicago Tribune 

The Russian war effort to defeat invading Axis powers, an effort that assembled the largest military force in recorded history and that cost the lives of more than 25 million Soviet soldiers and civilians, was the decisive factor for securing an Allied victory. Now with access to the wealth of film archives and interview material from Russia used to produce the ten-hour television documentary Russia's War, Richard Overy tackles the many persuasive questions surrounding this conflict. Was Stalin a military genius? Was the defense of Mother Russia a product of something greater than numbers of tanks and planes--of something deep within the Russian soul?
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About the author

RICHARD OVERY has written and edited more than thirty books, including Why the Allies WonRussia’s WarThe Twilight Years, and 1939. He is a professor of history at the University of Exeter, U.K.


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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Aug 1, 1998
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781101503188
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / Wars & Conflicts (Other)
History / Military / World War II
History / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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